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Supreme Court Update: Glossip V. Gross (15-7955) And Order List

We're back with our final Update of OT14, covering Glossip v. Gross (15-7955), a doubly divisive death-penalty case, and providing a roundup of the Court's orders over the last few weeks. (Did you think we'd forgotten about...more

Much Ado About Doing Nothing: DOJ’s Latest Memorandum Cracks Open Door to Marijuana Development on Tribal Lands

In December 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a policy statement regarding enforcement of marijuana laws in Indian Country. While some media have reported the Department’s statement as carte blanche for tribes to...more

Transgender Native American Prisoner Denied Access to Sweat Lodge and Unsatisfied with the Alternative Sues under RLUIPA: More on...

Corrections Corporation of America (Dist. Idaho 2015) because the decision reflects a recent trend in RLUIPA cases: close judicial scrutiny as to whether a compelling government interest is furthered by “the least restrictive...more

Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions on Halloween this year. A complete coincidence, but I do hope that nothing in this term’s opinions has scares you! This term resulted in two cases related to...more

FinCEN Doubles Down on Casinos with Heightened Regulatory Expectations - Casino Managers and Tribal Gaming Commissioners Need to...

For the second time in nine months, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery has publicly addressed FinCEN's increasing concerns regarding casino compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act...more

Federal Government Blocks International Online Gamblers, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Sue

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have filed suit against Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell after the Department Interior blocked their effort to offer real-money online gaming to international customers....more

CA Senate Bill No. 678 - The Internet Poker Consumer Protection Act of 2013 (Sen. Correa)

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION SB 678, as amended in Senate on August 19, 2013, Senator Correa. Internet gambling. (1) The Gambling Control Act provides for the licensure of certain individuals and...more

New York Seeks To Halt Online Payday Loans, Collections; Federal Agencies Issue Subpoenas

On August 6, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) sent letters to 35 online lenders, including lenders affiliated with Native American Tribes, demanding that they cease and desist offering allegedly illegal...more

Global Connection - May 2013: iGaming Update

More than 25 years ago, gaming in the United States faced a conundrum as Indian Tribes and States debated the legality of gambling on tribal lands. The issue culminated in a landmark decision in the United State Supreme...more

Minefield for the Unwary: Cautiously Optimistic Outlook on Online Gaming Expansion in the United States

Gaming operations in the United States have traditionally been supply-side driven. Sheldon Andelson, CEO and Chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp., recently analogized the industry to the movie Field of Dreams: If you build it,...more

Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending March 22, 2013

Steven Getman: Legal links of interest for the week ending March 22, 2013 by Steven J. Getman, Esq. Friday, March 22, 2013 Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the...more

The Legal Definition of the Crime of Apartheid: A Tool to Assist Those in Determining the Existence of Contemporary Apartheid

Discussions about the existence of contemporary apartheid are quite often emotionally charged in popular discourse. Labeling a State or State actor as a perpetrator of apartheid can send an informed debate adrift. As a...more

Gaming Legal News - December 15, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 37

IN THIS ISSUE: - Request for Proposal for an Internet Gaming Operator Issued in Ontario by Michael D. Lipton, Q.C. and Kevin J. Weber - MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD SET FOR MAJOR CHANGES IN 2012 by Robert W....more

Tsvangirai utterances: is there method in the madness?

Tsvangirai utterances: is there method in the madness? In Act 2, Scene 2 of one of William Shakespeare’s well known plays, Hamlet, set in the Kingdom of Denmark. Polonius, a character in the play and the King’s chief...more

Seneca County 2005 Local Law No. 4, to Abate Unlawful Games of Chance within Seneca County & Declaring Same to be a Public...

The Board of Supervisors of the County of Seneca hereby finds that, when unregulated by the State of New York or a political subdivision thereof, games of chance and gambling were, have been and are the subject of...more

Village should be able to collect taxes: State's request could affect Seneca land claim area

The state wants a federal injunction against Union Springs lifted to allow it to collect taxes from the Cayuga Indian Nation. Assistant Attorney General David Roberts Tuesday filed a “friend-of-the-court” brief in U.S....more

Amicus Brief on Sexual Violence as Torture in Argentine Case

The brief notes that international law concerning sexual violence is a relatively recent development: “When the International Criminal Tribunals for Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda began their work, they encountered a...more

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